Robopocalypse on Hold (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Although it was a great day for Steven Spielberg and his film Lincoln, which received a best picture, best director, and best actor noms, his next pictured got put on hold. An indefinite hold. Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse will not becoming to cinemas any time soon. Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the potential star vehicle for Anne Hathaway (Dark Knight Rises) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) is "too important and the script is not ready, and it's too expensive to produce. It's back to the drawing board to see what is possible." All this is according to Spielberg’s spokesperson Marvin Levy. 

Robopocalypse was announced in October 2010 as Spielberg's next film after War Horse. The script had been adapted by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods). As of now no release date or even potential start date on production has been given. Hence the indefinite hold.  


The Plot: Not far into our future, the dazzling technology that runs our world turns against us. Controlled by a childlike—yet massively powerful—artificial intelligence known as Archos, the global network of machines on which our world has grown dependent suddenly becomes an implacable, deadly foe. At Zero Hour—the moment the robots attack—the human race is almost annihilated, but as its scattered remnants regroup, humanity for the first time unites in a determined effort to fight back. This is the oral history of that conflict, told by an international cast of survivors who experienced this long and bloody confrontation with the machines. Brilliantly conceived and amazingly detailed, Robopocalypse is an action-packed epic with chilling implications about the real technology that surrounds us.



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